The Military and Veteran Vote Matters in 2012: Why are we killing kids that don’t need to die? Why does Romney want to increase war budget by $2.1 trillion?Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
It is a military and veteran kind of day today.
I served honorably in the Armed Forces and it bothers me when politicians pretend to know about foreign policy or try to come off as being empathetic to our military when they dodged the draft. Did you know that Mitt Romney dodged the military? Romney avoided military service at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four draft deferments according to Selective service records. Romney was of age to fight for our Country, but sought deferments instead. As a veteran of the United States Air Force, and as a female of the Armed Services, I will not vote for Mitt Romney. How can a man who “claims” to love our Country seek deferments in order to fight for her?
Is it really necessary for Mitt Romney to increase our war budget when our ‘top brass’ didn’t ask for it? Mitt Romney wants to increase our war budget by $2.1 trillion. Imagine if we invested that here in our Homeland instead of abroad. We are tired of bombing countries only to rebuild their infrastructure. We need jobs HERE in our homeland and we cannot afford to piss away our tax payer dollars by constantly bombing other countries — especially during a slow economy.
Americans are sick and tired of war, and more importantly dependents and family members of soldiers serving in the Armed Forces are, too.
October 4, 2012
“Why are we killing kids that don’t need to die?”
That’s the question Florida Congressman Bill Young was moved to ask after reading a letter written to him by Matthew Sitton, a young soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in August. In this powerful broadcast essay, Bill talks about the congressman’s surprising change in perspective, the soldier who inspired him, and how that question needs to be posed to the two men now vying to be our Commander-in-Chief.